Overview

Our Egypt – Birding & Antiquities tour is timed to coincide with the peak of the annual bird migration between Africa and Eurasia, when thousands of storks and raptors, waders and a plethora of passing passerines make birdwatching here easy and enjoyable. Even whilst exploring the ancient tombs, we will be ticking off birds etched in life-like detail thousands of years ago! Our itinerary will also take us to sites for resident birds, including Al-Fayoum Oasis, the Eastern and Western Deserts, the Sinai Peninsula, Red Sea islands, Crocodile Island and the great Aswan Dam. Here we will be searching for specials such as Spotted and Crowned Sandgrouse, Greater Painted Snipe, Sooty and White-eyed Gulls, Pharaoh Eagle-Owl, Greater Hoopoe-Lark, Nile Valley and Palestine Sunbirds and the beautiful Sinai Rosefinch.

The superb and easy birding, combined with breathtaking antiquities, are augmented by luxurious hotels, a three-day Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor, incredible snorkelling and exciting shopping opportunities, to make this a thoroughly enjoyable tour for both keen birders and non-birding spouses.

Tour Facts Top Birds
Greater Painted-snipe, Pharaoh Eagle-Owl, Greater Hoopoe-Lark, Nile Valley Sunbird, Sinai Rosefinch, Trumpeter Finch, Crowned & Spotted Sandgrouse, White-eyed Gull, migrating raptors
Top Mammals
Red Fox, various bats
Habitats Covered
desert, wadis (dry riverbeds), arid scrubby plains, Nile River and associated wetlands, shoreline and off-shore islands, mountains
Expected Climate
warm and dry conditions with cooler evenings
Max Group Size
8 with 1 Rockjumper leaders / 12 with 2 Rockjumper leaders
Tour Pace & Walking
leisurely pace, undemanding walks on flat terrain
Accommodation
comfortable to luxurious
Ease of Birding
relaxed and easy
Number of Species Expected
180
Other Attractions
key Egyptian antiquities, Nile River cruise, coral reef snorkelling, Petra, shopping
Photographic Opportunities
excellent
Tour Route Map Route Map Client Testimonials
J

André our game ranger for the third time once again is impeccable! His eyesight is actually too good for words!

A

A massive thanks has to go to André, the ranger, he was exceptional. His knowledge of wildlife was incredible. We were able to learn so much about the animals, plants and he is the 'bird' guru!! We cant thank him enough for his time, going out of his way to show us everything possible, we saw everything.

MN

Our questions were always answered with clarity and accuracy. There were no surprises as a result... This trip was a wonderful and unique experience for me. I actually felt renewed and revitalized when it was over. Thanks to everyone for an experience of a lifetime!

K

Andre, our guide, has such an infectious nature, which had a huge positive effect on our stay. His incredible knowledge of birds was indeed humbling. A birder's paradise and a guide passionate about birds and nature - what more could one ask for?

Dennis's knowledge & ability to imitate bird calls is phenomenal. He is also an interesting person to travel with. I enjoyed Eric's humour and felt he handled the group well.

Dates, Leaders and Pricing
2022 DEPARTURES
2023 DEPARTURES
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